Kathryn Levy


P.O. Box 3230
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-2940

Author's Bio

Kathryn Levy is the author of the poetry collections, Reports (New Rivers Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the 2014 Midwest Book Award, and Losing the Moon (Canio’s Editions, 2006) as well as The Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide (New York City Ballet Education Department, 1996), a guide to poetry instruction. Her poetry and reviews have appeared in various publications, including Slate, Cimarron Review. The Minnesota Review, Hanging Loose, The Southampton Review, Provincetown Arts, The Seattle Review, The Manhattan Poetry Review, Poetry Quarterly, Blink, The East Hampton Star, Dahse Magazine, and the Italian journal Lo Straniero, as well as the anthologies The Light of City and Sea (Street Press, 2006), We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon (Interlink Press, 2007), and Adventures in the Spirit (Ohio State University Press, 2007). In April, 2013, the Illinois State University Symphony premiered Only Air, a musical setting of her poem by the same name. She has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize and received numerous writing fellowships, including awards from Yaddo, MacDowell, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Cummington Community of the Arts. Her readings include appearances at the Bryant Park Reading Room, Harvard Club of Boston, KGB Reading Series, The Bowery Poetry Club, Middlebury College, Stony Brook Southampton College, Canio’s Books, John Jermain Library, and Southampton College Public Radio. Ms. Levy was founding director of The Poetry Exchange and the New York City Ballet Poetry Project, two poetry-in-the-schools organizations. She works as a teacher and arts consultant and divides her time between Sag Harbor and New York City.

Publications & Prizes

Adventures in the Spirit (Ohio State University Press, 2007)
We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon (Interlink Publishing Group, 2007)
The Light of City and Sea: An Anthology of Suffolk County Poetry (Street Press, 2006)
Reports (New Rivers Press, 2013)
Losing the Moon (Canio's Editions, 2006)
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BLINK: A Little Magazine of Little Poems
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Manhattan Poetry Review
Minnesota Review
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Provincetown Arts
The Progressive
The Seattle Review
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Vox Populi
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Finalist, 2013 Midwest Book Award

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Teachers
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Bethesda, MA
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Last update: Feb 01, 2019